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Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.

Still (Adjective)

Still as a church mouse.

Still as a sheltered place when winds blow loud.

Still as a tomb.

Still as the stump of a tree.

Still as a cat in a gutter.
—Appius and Virginia

Great thoughts are still as stars.
—Philip James Bailey

Still as one in sleep.
—Alexander Barclay

Still as a crow’s nest, in the ded ov winter.
—Josh Billings

Still as a log.
—R. D. Blackmore

Still as a mouse.
—Charlotte Brontë

Still as a prostrate column.
—Charlotte Brontë

Still as a vision.
—Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Still as when a silent mouth in frost
—Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Still as if spell-bound.
—Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Still as the moonbeam.
—Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Still as a statue.
—Lord Byron

Still as a summer noon.
—Bliss Carman

Stille as any stoone.
—Geoffrey Chaucer

Sat stille, as if he were in a traunce.
—Geoffrey Chaucer

As stille as the dede were.
—Geoffrey Chaucer

Still as a slave before his lord.
—Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Still like leaves forged of heavy metal.
—Joseph Conrad

Still as old Chaos, before Motion’s birth.
—Abraham Cowley

Still as if struck with death.
—Julia C. R. Dorr

Still like a clock worn out with eating time,
The wheels of weary life at last stood still.
—John Dryden

Still as a graveyard.
—O. Henry

Still as tombstone.

Still as salt.
—William Dean Howells

Still as a pool.
—Victor Hugo

Still as a rock set in the watery deep.
—Jean Ingelow

Dead-still as a marble man.
—John Keats

Still as children’s thoughts.
—Thomas Killigrew

Still as a chimney.
—Charles Kingsley

Still as beggars at the gate of greatness.
—Rudyard Kipling

Silence stiller than the shore
Swept by Charon’s stealthy car.
—Frederic L. Knowles

Still as the moonlight.
—George MacDonald

Fall still as oak-leaves after frost.
—George Meredith

Still as an island stood our ship.
—Richard Monckton Milnes

Still as the Spring-tide comes.
—Lewis Morris

As still
As snowflakes fall upon the sod.
—John Pierpont

Still as a sow in beans.
—Pedro Pineda (Spanish Dictionary)

Still as the hour of death.
—T. Buchanan Read

Still, as one who broods or grieves.
—Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Still as the gleam of a star through the dark.
—A. J. Ryan

Still as a shadow.
—Duncan. C. Scott

Still as the grave.
—William Shakespeare

Still as a wavelet in a pool.
—William Sharp

Still as some far tropic sea where no winds murmur, nor waves be.
—William Sharp

Still as a brooding dove.
—Percy Bysshe Shelley

Still as clapper in a mill.
—John Skelton

Still as the gentle calm, when the hush’d wave no longer foams before the rapid storm.
—Tobias Smollett

Still as any stake.
—Edmund Spenser

Still as a ghostly lake.
—Howard V. Sutherland

Still as fair shapes fixed on some wondrous wall
Of minster-aisle or cloister-close or hall
To take even time’s eye prisoner with delight.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Still as a stone.
—Old Testament

Still, like Sunday.
—Mark Twain

Still as an image of a boy in stone.
—Theodore Watts-Dunton

Still as the dawn.
—Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Still as a picture.
—John Greenleaf Whittier

Still as Eden ere the birth of man.
—N. P. Willis

Still as starlight.
—N. P. Willis

As the mute swan that floats adown the stream.
—William Wordsworth